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Headway South Bucks can help you after brain injury

About Brain Injury

Find out more about brain injury and its effects

Welcome to Headway South Bucks

Headway South Bucks cares for people who have acquired a brain injury whether through sporting or work accidents, road traffic accidents, assault, illness or disease. It is affiliated to the national Headway organisation at www.headway.org.uk/

Support is given in two main ways:

  • Through our Resource Centre in Bourne End, where activities take place to improve cognitive, memory, coordination and living skills together with confidence building in social skills. These activities are designed to help people to rebuild their lives following brain injury. The centre has approximately 18 places available each day and runs on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Some clients choose to enjoy just one day per week whilst others enjoy attending on two or three days.
  • We also provide support to Carers through our unique Carers' Support Programme, which was recently introduced and which offers regular themed meetings, outings and individually-tailored respite.

Headway South Bucks also works in partnership with other organisations in Buckinghamshire and beyond -  including CHIS, the Community Head Injury Service based in Aylesbury. Please see our Sources of Help page for further information on these organisations.

Currently over 25 families are supported across South Bucks and the surrounding areas. If we cannot provide advice and support ourselves we will put you in contact with people who can.

Please feel free to use our website as a resource and we hope the information here helps you. If you have any comments or suggestions, please let us know through the Contact Us link you will find at the foot of every page.

Our Services

We offer a range of services, both directly and through our affiliations with other organisations. You can find out more by clicking on the links below, or referring to our Sources of Help page.

Resource Centre: Headway South Bucks runs a Resource Centre for brain injury survivors who are welcome at various stages of their recovery. We are open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for 51 weeks per year, and provide a welcoming and friendly meeting place for our "Clients".

Carers’ Support Programme: In 2013, we successfully launched a unique offering called the Headway South Bucks Carers' Support Programme, which has four key elements designed to support our Carers. The Carers' Support Programme (CSP) is available to all non-paid Carers and immediate family members involved in the care of Headway South Bucks' ABI Clients/Service Users. The programme is offered free-of-charge to these carers and family members.

Sign-posting: We will always try to help, but in certain situations may need to “sign-post” you to a different organisation who may have more specialist experience in a certain area.

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Find out more and apply online on our Volunteering Page

Latest News

6th June 2017 - Headway South Bucks benefits from Rotary Donation

HSB is one of several beneficiaries of Marlow Thames Rotary Club's significant fundraising initiatives - see Bucks Free Press online.

With the money donated, Headway South Bucks, which provides support and services to those coping with brain injuries and damage, have already bought a large format iPad to help with neurological rehabilitation, ranging from brainteaser games and developing motor, visual and vocal skills.

Jane Clarke, Chairman of Headway in Bucks, said: “This valuable tool will benefit HSB in a number of ways. Firstly, it will give recovering clients the opportunity to re-gain or learn IT skills, and use these to promote curiosity, support interests, and aid communications.”

We are delighted about this donation and thank Rotary on behalf of all our clients who will benefit directly.

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Did you know that whenever you buy anything online - from your weekly shop to your annual holiday - you could be collecting free donations for Headway South Bucks?
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It's as easy as 1, 2, 3...

1. Head to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/headwaysb/ and join for free.
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3. After you’ve checked out, that retailer will make a donation to your good cause for no extra cost whatsoever!

There are no catches or hidden charges, and Headway South Bucks will be really grateful for your donations. Any contributions (big or small) add up and make a real difference to our clients. 
Thank you for your support!

May 9th 2017 - James Cracknell and Beverley Turner joined Headway Chief Executive Peter McCabe to provide a fascinating insight into brain injury on Sky News

View the interview on YouTube here.

April 20th 2017 - Vist to Aylesbury to see "Ghost - the Musical"

Headway South Bucks recently went to see a live production of “Ghost the musical” at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre. We had a great turn-out of clients, carers, volunteers, and staff, and were all very excited for the day ahead. We chose a great day to enjoy coffee and a traditional 2-course pub lunch at “The Firecrest” in Wendover. We were even lucky enough to be able to sit outside and enjoy the wonderful sunshine before heading onwards. After a short journey to the theatre, we took our seats for the show. Inspired by the classic film, the timeless story of love, despair, and hope featured innovative reimagining and new music. It was a very powerful story, and wonderful to experience live. We all thoroughly enjoyed the performance, and were moved by the talented cast. Towards the end, we even joined in with a Headway rendition of “Unchained Melody”!  Unfortunately, we were unable to take photos of us enjoying the latter part of the day, but please click here to view our photos.

April 2017 - Headway South Bucks Website address update - to improve security

To comply with the latest security requirements, our website is now best accessed with its full address of https://www.headwaysouthbucks.org.uk   This uses SSL encryption for traffic over the Internet and most modern web browsers require this if there is a sign-in option on the website as we have for our Intranet.  if you have stored our web address do make sure you update the details to include the https:// secure access prefix please. 

March 2017 - Volunteer News

Jane Weedon has left Headway South Bucks after volunteering with us for 6 years, she will be sadly missed by the clients, staff and other volunteers. Thank you Jane for all your support, and we wish you well for your retirement to Spain in the summer.

We are delighted to welcome Adrian Spearman, Jane Helm and Jan Cravos, all of whom started volunteering in the last couple of months.

June 2016 - Headway UK launch a range of Booklets and Factsheets

Headway UK produce a wide range of booklets and factsheets. They are available to download in electronic format, free of charge, from their information library (click to view)

Upcoming Events

Forthcoming Diary Dates - for Clients and Carers:

Thursday 24th August 2017


Trip to the Music Museum, Brentford, followed by lunch at the Coach and Horses, Isleworth

Recent Events

Visit to The Brooklands Museum - 13 September 2016

Headway South Bucks most recent trip was to Brooklands Museum in Weybridge. As with our previous two trips in 2016 this one was well attended. We had booked the best weather being the hottest day of the year! Despite the heat everyone was in good spirits and looking forward to a pleasant day out. Click here to view our Photos.
Our first stop was for lunch at The Queen's Head in Weybridge. As you will see from the photos we enjoyed coffee and soft drinks outside before being served a lovely 2 course lunch in the restaurant. Following lunch it was a short journey on our coaches to the Museum. Brooklands is the birthplace of British motorsport and aviation. There was lots to see including Concorde, motorcycle, bicycle and bus exhibitions. A few people enjoyed getting in a racing car as you can see in the photos. They drove at high speed, luckily it was a simulator! We spent a couple of hours at Brooklands Museum before travelling back to Bourne End.

Earlier 2016 events can be found here.

2015 events can be found here.

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